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Lot 5045: A WHITE JADE CARVED 'TAOTIE' CENSER
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: The compressed globular body with a waisted neck and lipped-rim, supported on slightly spreading foot, the rounded sides carved with two taotie mask divided by flanges, set with a pair of opposing dragon handles suspending loose rings, the translucent stone with some brownish and russet-stained veins. Ming Dynasty period.
Dimensions: Height: 3 3/4 in (9.5 cm) Diameter: 5 7/8 in (14.9 cm)